AboutOver the past ten years Christopher Cook has developed a highly specific process in which graphite powder is combined with oil, resin and solvents, and poured, sprayed or brushed onto sheets of coated paper or aluminium, then worked with a variety of implements. This process and imagery allow Cook to challenge conventional notions of beauty, and to create analogies for the forces that shape the world - including our very human inclination to modify and abuse natural systems.
Christopher Cook studied at the Royal College of Art in London, and is currently Reader in Painting at the University of Plymouth. His work has been the subject of regular international exhibitions, most recently at the Yokohama Museum of Art Japan, and the Today Art Museum in Beijing. Major collections of his work include the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge and the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. He is represented by the Fine Art Society London, and Mary Ryan Gallery, New York.